Kuehne + Nagel opens Nordic cargo centre in Copenhagen
03 February 2016
Location and infrastructure
One of the world's largest transport and logistics companies, Kuehne + Nagel, is currently setting up at Copenhagen Airport, planning to build a Northern European air cargo hub.
Copenhagen Airport is well on its way to consolidating its position as the cargo hub of Northern Europe. Air cargo volumes at the airport have grown by more than 20% since 2010 to reach 370,000 tons in 2015.
Now, the world’s second-largest air cargo shipping company, Kuehne + Nagel, has also set up at Copenhagen Airport. On 1 February, the company opened its new 2,400 sqm facilities in the airport’s cargo area.
Copenhagen a perfect platform
“We have 30 people moving in at our new Copenhagen Airport location in February, and we definitely expect to hire additional people both this year and next. Locating our new air cargo logistics centre at Copenhagen Airport gives us the perfect platform from which to continue developing our business,” said Jens Davidsen, head of Kuehne + Nagel’s Danish air cargo operations.
“Our new location gives us a lot of benefits, like direct airside access to the aircraft. We can also offer the fastest response time for emergency shipments, X-ray screening in our own terminal as well as pick-up and delivery directly at aircraft,” emphasised Mr Davidsen.
Copenhagen Airport hosts leading air cargo companies
In addition to Kuehne + Nagel, Copenhagen Airport also hosts air cargo companies such as Fedex, DHL Aviation, Worldwide Flight Services, Jetpak, the International Mail Processing Centre, Spirit Air Cargo Handling, Airland Logistics, CTS Express and Martin Bencher.
In terms of pure cargo aircraft, Singapore Airlines Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, Emirates Sky Cargo, DHL and FedEx all use Copenhagen Airport today.
Source: Copenhagen Airport